Creamy Chicken and Corn Chowder

August 15, 2014

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A delicious and easy Creamy Chicken and Corn Chowder topped with crispy bacon, green onions and jalapenos. This soup is great family-friendly comfort food that’s so easy to prepare. You can’t go wrong with this one!

Creamy Chicken and Corn Chowder in a red potCreamy Chicken and Corn Chowder

I’m a firm believer that you can never have too many soup recipes! Crazy enough though I didn’t use to care all that much for soup, it just didn’t seem to have enough sustenance or something.

Then I realized I just needed to either make my soups heartier or serve it with a side that is a little more filling if the soup is really light. Now, soup is definitely one of my favorite things to make for dinner so I’m always looking out for new soup recipes.

Creamy Chicken and Corn Chowder in a white bowl

Today we are serving up this Creamy Chicken and Corn Chowder that is definitely a win all around. I loved it, my husband loved it and my picky eating kids loved it.

How could we not? This soup is loaded with chicken, potatoes, bell peppers, corn and bacon, and let’s not forget about that generous amount of half and half that makes this soup rich and irresistibly creamy!

This one is definitely going to be added to my soup rotation! I can’t wait to cozy up with a bowl of it during the cold seasons that lay just ahead.

A close up of Creamy Chicken and Corn Chowder in a large pot

Can You Freeze This Chowder?

I wouldn’t recommend freezing this soup because dairy doesn’t freeze well. You could make it in advance and store it in the fridge for 1-2 days.

Also, why not try serving this soup with tortilla chips or crusty bread.

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4.96 from 41 votes

Creamy Chicken and Corn Chowder

This chowder will quickly become a go-to recipe! It's loaded with chicken, veggies and rich creamy broth. Delicious comfort food!
Servings: 7
Prep15 minutes
Cook30 minutes
Ready in: 45 minutes


  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast , cooked and shredded (3 cups)
  • 8 slices bacon , cooked and crumbled*
  • 1/4 cup butter , diced into 1 Tbsp pieces
  • 1 large red bell pepper , diced (1 1/2 cups)
  • 1 medium yellow onion , diced (1 1/4 cups)
  • 1 - 2 jalapenos , seeded for less heat if desired, finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 6 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 3 medium russet potatoes , peeled and diced slightly less than 1/2-inch thick (3 cups)
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper , to taste
  • 2 1/2 cups fresh or frozen corn
  • 1 1/2 cups half and half
  • Green onions and seeded , finely chopped jalapenos (optional), for serving


  • In a large pot, melt butter over medium heat. Add red bell pepper, onions, jalapenos and saute until tender, about 3 minutes. Add garlic and cook 30 seconds longer. Stir in flour, and cook 2 minutes stirring constantly. While stirring, slowly add in chicken broth and whisk until well blended.
  • Add potatoes, bay leaves and season with salt and pepper to taste. Bring mixture to a boil stirring frequently, then reduce heat to medium-low and cook, uncovered, 10 minutes or just until potatoes are tender, stirring occasionally.
  • Add in cooked chicken, corn and half and half and simmer, uncovered 10 - 15 minutes longer, stirring occasionally. Serve warm topped bacon, green onions, and optional jalapeno peppers.
  • Recipe Source: adapted with some changes from BHG
Nutrition Facts
Creamy Chicken and Corn Chowder
Amount Per Serving
Calories 497 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Fat 26g40%
Saturated Fat 12g75%
Cholesterol 94mg31%
Sodium 388mg17%
Potassium 1103mg32%
Carbohydrates 40g13%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 27g54%
Vitamin A 1090IU22%
Vitamin C 32.9mg40%
Calcium 88mg9%
Iron 2.3mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition values are estimates only. See full disclaimer here.


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  • Brook

    Loved this recipe!! I substituted heavy whipping cream(1 cup) instead of Half and half. Also kicked up the heat w some crushed red pepper. Enjoy!!

    • Jeanette

      Instead of half and half I used heavy cream and kicked it up a notch with a little cayenne pepper.

  • Kay Hart

    I love this recipe but trying to figure out the nutritional information has me confused. What is one serving size? I see that for one serving it has x, y, z values, but can’t seem to find the serving size amount.

  • Cindy

    Love this recipe! I have made about 5x now and everyone loves! Thank you!

  • Betty

    I skip the bacon and add red, green, and yellow bell peppers, but make this nearly to the T and my family loves it. When I first told them we were having chicken corn chowder they balked so now we call it Chicken Cornfetti and it’s the most requested meal I make!

  • Don Chewdle

    Right below the ingredient list was a vomit-inducing ad showing a disgusting surgery. Could not even stomach reading the recipe as the ad quite literally made me gag and throw up in my mouth. You might wanna contact your ad services and tell them to pull that particular ad.

    • Jaclyn

      Jaclyn Bell

      I’m truly sorry about that! We do our best to prohibit ads such as those but every now and then they sneak through. We will look into this further, thanks for your feedback!

  • Tandra BrownSylvia

    This recipe was excellent. I skipped the bacon and jalapeno. I used a fresh fire roasted corn and peppers medley that I found at the grocery store. I also added white beans.

    • Brittney Hemingway

      I have to be honest… this was a strange combination of flavors. The bacon, cream, and corn made it edible but… no one in the family really enjoyed it. I was skeptical since the ingredients were an unusual combination for a chicken corn chowder, but bc of the reviews i went for it. I even deboned chicken smoked on the traeger and used the bones to make a good broth and topped the soup with really good quality bacon… but it was just.. weird. Sorry. I almost never leave reviews let alone bag ones but.. this was not a great recipe at all.

      • Jaclyn

        Jaclyn Bell

        Sorry to hear you didn’t enjoy it. I wonder if it could be the smoked chicken that’s not a welcomed flavor here.

      • Mike

        I have made this several times without the peppers. Fam dont like them. Used smoked chicken and stock. Didnt care for it at all. Non smoked, it was a hit. Just sayin. Give it another try maybe.

        • Alice

          My family loves this recipe. Sometimes we make it with chicken and other times we use crab instead. Both are delicious. Thanks for the recipe !!